This item is a must for every pearl lover. The classic Japanese Akoya pearl necklace in a 8.0-8.5mm size (diameter of each pearl). The pearls originate from the Japanese pearl farms of Ise and are very lustrous (AA quality). The pearls are round and are knotted the traditional Japanese method where each pearl is individually knotted using the most durable thread. The clasp is silver plated with 24K yellow gold with a secure lock and release mechanism made in Japan. The clasp can be upgrade to yellow or white gold. The necklace standard length is 16.5 inch and can be modified to be shorter or longer upon customers request. The Japanese Akoya pearls were the first to have been cultured and are regarded as the classic look of cultured saltwater pearls since the early 20th century. Our professional pearl masters located in Japan personally string and verify the quality of each necklace we sell. Over 50 years of experience in the pearl industry grants us a reputation of specialists which guarantee that our pearls are of the highest quality for each price point. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.